Bryan Ferry – elegant front man of Roxy Music and avant-pop’s most sartorially correct singer throughout his 40-plus years in the limelight – has decided to grace North America and Europe with his presence, touring throughout the U.S. this spring (including a just-passed Coachella gig), moving on to Germany, Ireland, Denmark and Great Britain this summer, and the USA again this autumn. Plus, Ferry is bringing a string section for these gigs. Ferry's tour dates are listed below.
Since Roxy Music’s start in 1971, Ferry’s musical credentials have been beyond reproach with his lounge lizard demeanor, unique warbling baritone voice, and a daringly innovative compositional largesse that’s run the gamut from glam, disco, weird blues to sauntering atmospheric pop.
Though he has teased at a Roxy Music reunion tour in the last several years, a set of solo shows is always welcome, especially considering that his last album, The Jazz Age, recorded as The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, found him covering his own self-penned classics in the mode of Prohibition Era jazz ensemble – that is, without Ferry singing on them. Word has it that Ferry is currently finishing up a new album with a similar instrumental feel to The Jazz Age, only with his vocals front and center.
Another new Ferry recording is his cover of the late Robert Palmer’s “Johnny and Mary,” that can be found on house music producer Todd Terje’s brand new debut record, It’s Album Time. If you want to hear Ferry do his catalog of Roxy Music hits and solo songs, but don’t feel like waiting for the 2014 tour, you can buy his recently-released Live in Lyon, available CD/DVD/BluRay. Or just wait for the shows - a list of Ferry's tour dates are listed below:
06/08 – Leipzig, DE @ Gewandhaus
06/09 - Leipzig, DE @ Gewandhaus
06/18 – Dublin, IE @ National Concert Hall
06/19 - Dublin, IE @ National Concert Hall
06/28 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
07/03 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
07/05 – Barcelona, ES @ Auditori Parc del Forum
07/09 – Henley on Thames, UK @ Henley Festival
08/06 – Zofingen, CH @ Heitere-Platz
09/21 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
09/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
09/25 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
09/26 – Montreal, QC @ St. Denis Theatre
09/28 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
10/01 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
10/02 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/04 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
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Posted on Monday, April 19, 2014